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The Advent ProjectThe Later Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper

The Advent Project: The Later Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper

James McKinnon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221987
eISBN:
9780520924338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221987.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In his final accomplishment of a distinguished career, the author considers the musical practices of the early Church in this examination of the history of Christian chant from the years ad 200 to ... More

Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on ReligionModern Fascinations

Aesthetics and Analysis in Writing on Religion: Modern Fascinations

Daniel Gold

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236134
eISBN:
9780520929517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book addresses a fundamental dilemma in religious studies. Exploring the tension between humanistic and social scientific approaches to thinking and writing about religion, the author develops a ... More

Alef Is for AllahChildhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Alef Is for Allah: Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies

Jamal J. Elias

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520290075
eISBN:
9780520964402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290075.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book explores the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies. Focusing on visual representations of children, primarily from modern Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, it examines ... More

Alef, Mem, TauKabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Elliot Wolfson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and western ... More

Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Mark Elmore

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religion is often viewed as a universally ancient element of the human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered its religion only after India became an ... More

Being Christian in Vandal AfricaThe Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Being Christian in Vandal Africa: The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Robin Whelan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295957
eISBN:
9780520968684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295957.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Recent work on the notoriously passionate Christian conflicts of the later Roman Empire has elucidated their wide-ranging political and social implications. However, the fifth-century conquest of the ... More

Black MagicReligion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition

Yvonne Chireau

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209879
eISBN:
9780520940277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209879.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book looks at the origins, meaning, and uses of Conjure—the African American tradition of healing and harming that evolved from African, European, and American elements—from the slavery period ... More

Blood and BeliefThe Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

Blood and Belief: The Circulation of a Symbol between Jews and Christians

David Biale

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253049
eISBN:
9780520934238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253049.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity — as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet, though they share the same ... More

Blood for ThoughtThe Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early Rabbinic Literature

Mira Balberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295926
eISBN:
9780520968660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295926.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Blood for Thought delves into a relatively unexplored area of classical rabbinic literature: the vast corpus of laws, regulations, and instructions pertaining to sacrificial rituals. The book traces ... More

Born Again BodiesFlesh and Spirit in American Christianity

Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

R. Marie Griffith

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

“Fat People Don't Go to Heaven!” screamed a headline in the tabloid Globe in November 2000. The story recounted the success of the Weigh Down Workshop, the nation's largest Christian diet corporation ... More

Borrowed Gods and Foreign BodiesChristian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Eric Reinders

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To the Victorians, the Chinese were invariably “inscrutable”. The meaning and provenance of this impression—and, most importantly, its workings in nineteenth-century Protestant missionary encounters ... More

Bounded ChoiceTrue Believers and Charismatic Cults

Bounded Choice: True Believers and Charismatic Cults

Janja Lalich

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231948
eISBN:
9780520937512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231948.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Heaven's Gate, a secretive group of celibate “monks” awaiting pickup by a UFO, captured intense public attention in 1997 when its members committed collective suicide. As a way of understanding such ... More

Boundless FaithThe Global Outreach of American Churches

Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches

Robert Wuthnow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259157
eISBN:
9780520943063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259157.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book looks systematically at American Christianity in relation to globalization. It shows that American Christianity is increasingly influenced by globalization and is, in turn, playing a larger ... More

Branching Streams Flow in the DarknessZen Talks on the Sandokai

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai

Shunryu Suzuki

Mel Weitsman and Michael Wenger (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219823
eISBN:
9780520936232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219823.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

When Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind was published in 1972, it was enthusiastically embraced by Westerners eager for spiritual insight and knowledge of Zen. The book became the most successful treatise on ... More

Bringing the Gods to MindMantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice

Laurie Patton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520240872
eISBN:
9780520930889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240872.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book introduces a new perspective on Indic religious history by rethinking the role of mantra in Vedic ritual. The book takes a new look at mantra as “performed poetry” and in five case studies ... More

Business of the HeartReligion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Stephen Corrigan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221963
eISBN:
9780520924321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The “Businessmen's Revival” was a religious revival that unfolded in the wake of the 1857 market crash among white, middle-class Protestants. Delving into the religious history of Boston in the ... More

The Catholic RevolutionNew  Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

Andrew Greeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238176
eISBN:
9780520938779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

How, a mere generation after Vatican Council II initiated the biggest reform since the Reformation, can the Catholic Church be in such deep trouble? The question resonates throughout this book. A ... More

Chanting Down the New JerusalemCalypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism in the Caribbean

Francio Guadeloupe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520254886
eISBN:
9780520942639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254886.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ethnography probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the bi-national Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Examining the intersection of Christianity, calypso, and ... More

Classifying Christians"Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity"

Classifying Christians: "Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity"

Todd S. Berzon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520284265
eISBN:
9780520959880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284265.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book investigates late antique Christian heresiologies as ethnographies that catalogued and detailed the origins, rituals, doctrines, and customs of the heretics in explicitly polemical and ... More

Critical ChristianityTranslation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea

Courtney Handman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520283756
eISBN:
9780520959514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283756.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In Critical Christianity, Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as “the body of ... More

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